Watch The Killers Cover Yeah Yeah Yeahs Maps at Gov Ball 2024

Watch The Killers Cover Yeah Yeah Yeahs Maps at Gov Ball 2024

The Killers delivered a memorable performance at Governors Ball 2024, treating fans to a surprise cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ iconic track “Maps.” The headlining set took place on the second night of the festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York City on June 8.

Brandon Flowers and his bandmates kicked off their set with a series of their classic hits, including “Somebody Told Me,” “Spaceman,” “Smile Like You Mean It,” and “For Reasons Unknown.” As the night progressed, the crowd was in for a special treat. During the 11th song of the evening, “Runaways,” the band transitioned into a stripped-back rendition of “Maps.”

Guitarist Ted Sablay took center stage, standing on a platform and playing the guitar part to the pre-chorus. Flowers joined in, singing the heartfelt lyrics, “Wait, they don’t love you like I love you / Maps / Wait, they don’t love you like I love you.” The audience was captivated by this unexpected homage to the NYC indie legends.

This isn’t the first time The Killers have paid tribute to a New York City band at Governors Ball. Back in 2016, they covered Interpol’s “Obstacle 1” from the album “Turn On The Bright Lights.” The band’s connection to the city’s music scene remains strong, and their covers are always a highlight for fans.

In addition to their Governors Ball performance, The Killers recently surprised fans with a rare live rendition of “Andy, You’re A Star” during an intimate gig in New York City. The song, from their debut album “Hot Fuss,” hadn’t been played live since 2018. The concert took place at the 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of “Hot Fuss.”

Looking ahead, The Killers are gearing up for their “Rebel Diamonds” UK and Ireland tour, set to kick off next week. The tour includes multiple dates at London’s O2 Arena, promising an exciting series of performances for their fans. The tour dates are as follows:

June 12 – Dublin, 3Arena
June 14 – Dublin, 3Arena
June 15 – Dublin, 3Arena
June 18 – Manchester, Co-Op Live
June 19 – Manchester, Co-Op Live
June 21 – Manchester, Co-Op Live
June 22 – Manchester, Co-Op Live
June 25 – Glasgow, Ovo Hydro
June 26 – Glasgow, Ovo Hydro
June 27 – Glasgow, Ovo Hydro
July 4 – London, The O2
July 5 – London, The O2
July 7 – London, The O2
July 8 – London, The O2
July 10 – London, The O2
July 11 – London, The O2

In a recent interview, Brandon Flowers shared insights into his upcoming solo album. “I’m making a solo record right now! I almost had it wrapped up,” he revealed. Flowers also reflected on the band’s journey and the legacy of “Hot Fuss,” noting their ambition and perseverance as key factors in their success.

The Killers’ headlining set at Reading Festival 2023 received high praise, with NME describing it as a “fitting showstopper of showmanship.” The band’s performance was likened to a Vegas residency, showcasing their enduring appeal and stage presence.

In other news, The Killers’ hit “Mr. Brightside” has recently surpassed Oasis’ “Wonderwall” to set a new UK singles record. The band’s influence and popularity continue to grow, solidifying their place in music history.

As The Killers continue to tour and release new music, their ability to surprise and delight fans remains unwavering. Their cover of “Maps” at Governors Ball 2024 is just the latest example of their dynamic and engaging performances. Fans can look forward to more exciting moments as the band embarks on their “Rebel Diamonds” tour and beyond.

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